COVER

VOLUME 60, NUMBER 2

On the Cover:
From the spectacular Al Ghanayim Stud in Kuwait comes this photo of the 2008 black mare Bint Faith RCA (Thee Desperado x RSL Faith),
See story on page 49
P. Photographed by Mohammed Aladwani

GENERAL:

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The View from Center Ring: 2019 U.S. Nationals Halter
Hear from the judges about their opportunity to view extraordinary quality in this year’s halter division, by Gary Dearth

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The View from Center Ring: 2019 U.S. Nationals Performance
An amateur beating the professionals? A horse  winning unanimous National Champion for the third year  in a row? Another winning her sixth National Championship? There was no shortage of awe-inspiring moments, by Gary Dearth

See All Nations Cup coverage online.

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Leading Sires 2019 U.S. Nationals
See the stallions who are establishing themselves as sires of winners. Research by Douglas Tatelman

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Arabian National Breeder Finals
This show has established itself as one of the shows not to miss, thanks to its ideal destination, prize money, and a schedule that allows people to enjoy more than just a horse show in a given day, by Suzanne O’Neill

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Moments In Time: The Flying Dutchman
Farewell to a great horseman, by Betty Finke

FOR THE NEW ENTHUSIAST

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You Be the Judge
by Cindy Reich

AROUND THE WORLD:

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Lebanon, Where a Love of the Arabian Horse Thrives.
In this ancient land, the Arabian horse has a rich history and a modern-day following, by Denise Hearst

RACING:

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Qatar Arabian World Cup and French Racing Weekend
The biggest weekend of racing in Europe, and perhaps the greatest spectacle, includes the $1.1 million Qatar World Cup. For the fifth time Al Shahania claimed the prize with their homebred Ebraz, by Steve Andersen


See U.S. Arabian Racing from Lonestar Park online.

THE 2019-2020 PYRAMID SOCIETY YEARBOOK

On the cover: 2019 Egyptian Event Champion Stallion Caiiro (Alixir x Good Faith by Thee Desperado).

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My Life with the Arabian Horse: Gail Ahrens
A visit with the breeder and owner of the 2019 Egyptian Event Champion Stallion and Champion Mare ATH. Her advice for prospective Arabian owners? “Find the horse that captures your soul.”

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2019 Egyptian Event
This year’s Egyptian Event was special in many ways. For one thing, the Pyramid Society was turning 50 and there was much to celebrate.

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2019 Egyptian Event Leading Sires

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Showring Stars
A look at the sublime beauties who carried the banner for the straight Egyptian in some of the world’s most important shows in 2019.

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Al Ghanayim Stud
Mr. Ayad Al Thuwainy of Kuwait lets us into the breeder’s mind as he reflects on his quest to breed world class straight Egyptians, who also happen to be black. “It’s a lofty goal, and also my passion,” he says.

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Egyptian Breeder and Stallion Profiles
See yearbook table of contents on page 10P for all editorial listings.

UPCOMING FEATURES

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Totally Tops in February

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Racing Yearbook

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Upcoming Issues

Including:
Scottsdale Signature Stallion
Brochure and Auction Catalog
Sport Horse Nationals Coverage
Scottsdale Preview
Stallion Issue I
Salon du Cheval Coverage
Las Vegas World Cup Preview

DEPARTMENTS

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Online Exclusives

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What in the World: A holiday wish

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Stud Farm Diaries:  
To Geld or Not to Geld That is the Question
by Cindy Reich

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Arab Year

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Map & Index

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